Mr Gibbins is an ENT Surgeon specialising in laryngology and benign head and neck surgery. He trained in the UK and Australia and completed his phonosurgery training in London and Brighton. He joined the highly renowned voice team at Lewisham Hospital in 2012 and has helped expand the service that now includes the largest paediatric voice clinic in the country. He has published widely on voice issues in text-book chapters, invited articles, research articles and commentary pieces, has received awards relating to voice research, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is adviser to the Royal Shakespeare Company, West End companies and The Westminster Cathedral Choir. He is currently on council for the British Laryngological Association (BLA) and the Vocal Health Working Group at the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM).
His areas of expertise include the treatment of vocal fold scars, sulci and stiffness, and the treatment and management of the professional voice user. He has a special interest in the management of the voice in musical theatre performers, with their unique combination of physical work as well as vocal range, technique and stamina demands. This has led to an understanding of how distal musculoskeletal drivers can cause vocal issues and has subsequently set up the world’s first integrated voice pathway that includes kinetic chain assessment.
Outside of medicine, he is a dedicated family man and enjoys running, keeping fit and a good glass of wine. He has represented GB at the Obstacle Course Racing World and European Championships and at the European Championships for triathlon.